Negation of Finished action

// for negation of finished action, we use    <méi>

// full version is   <méiyǒu>,  is often ommited.

 

我没买花茶。      

<Wǒ méi mǎi huāchá.>  

mei_buy jasmin tea. 

I HAVEN’T BOUGHT ANY JASMINE TEA.

 

Translate: I DIDN’T DRINK TEA, I DRANK BEER.

KEY

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// question on finished action is built using the construction have-not have 有没有 <yǒu-meiyou> 

//  in questions we don’t use <le>!  More in FINISHED ACTION

 

你有没有买茶?      

<Nǐ yǒu-meiyou mǎi hóngchá?>  

You youmeiyou buy red_tea?  

HAVE YOU BOUGHT ANY BLACK (lit. RED) TEA? 

(for Chinese, black tea is red)

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我没有买红茶。       

<Wǒ méiyǒu mǎi hóngchá.>  

meiyou buy red tea. 

I HAVEN’T BOUGHT ANY BLACK TEA.

 

你有没有买茶?      

<Nǐ yǒu-méiyǒu mǎi huāchá?>  

You youmeiyou buy flower_tea. 

HAVE YOU BOUGHT ANY JASMINE TEA?

 

我没买花茶。      

<Wǒ méi mǎi huāchá.>  

mei_buy jasmin tea. 

I HAVEN’T BOUGHT JASMINE TEA.

 

// 手机 <shǒujī> A MOBILE

// 电脑 <diànnǎo> A COMPUTER

 

Translate: I DON’T HAVE A MOBILE. I DON’T HAVE A COMPUTER.

KEY

我没有手机。我没有电脑。      

<Wǒ méiyǒu shǒujī. Wǒ méiyǒu diànnǎo.>

 

Translate: I HAVEN’T BOUGHT A MOBILE. I HAVEN’T BOUGHT A COMPUTER.

KEY

我没有手机。我没有电脑。      

<Wǒ méi mǎi shǒujī. Wǒ méi mǎi diànnǎo.>

 

to understand more about finished action, click HERE  

 

Part of Lesson 2.1